Interview with Artist Daniel Gelon
Library of Leng, Lich, Savannah Lions, Stone Rain, Strip Mine, Wheel of Fortune … All these cards are iconic pieces of Magic history, originally printed all the way back in Alpha, painted by Daniel Gelon, who illustrated 64 Magic cards (including that one Vanguard series card) from the very beginning to Time Spiral.
The Golden/Silver/Bronze Age of Magic
In light of recent announcements, last year's Secret Lair: Walking Dead looks increasingly like it was the dawn of a new era: the age of crossovers. It fueled a lot of chatter and ramblings, for example about what constitutes "the Golden Age" of Magic. Let's try to determine different periods!
Interview with Artist Melissa A. Benson
Melissa A. Benson is one of the original 25 Magic artists. Her paintings illustrate 63 Magic cards, printed from Alpha to Urza's block. Some of them, especially her earliest pieces, count among the most iconic creatures of all time: Nightmare, Lord of Atlantis, and the mighty Shivan Dragon.
Market Anomalies: Of Halo Effects and Price Memory
Akroma of Woe in the Cradle of Traitors! The market pricing on certain Magic cards sometimes does not make sense at all. Or does it? Let us take a look at some very strange market expressions and some of the odder factors that drive prices. Why are some cards so inexplicably expensive?
Interview with Artist Jeff A. Menges
Jeff A. Menges illustrated Magic cards from the very beginning of the game. He made it to the hall of fame of Magic artists with only 54 pieces. His work appeared on cards in Alpha, Arabian Nights, Antiquities, Legends, The Dark, Ice Age, Alliances, Fallen Empires, and Homelands.